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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, Septembers 3, 1899.
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Published Every Wednesday by
C. II. MAHSH AND J. W. CONNELI.A
l.nirrrj al llir iHillicr In Sumpltr, Oregon,
Inr linmljlim through llir inallt tt irconJ cla
Sl-lilNO (lint this Is a "Reed town,"
and believing that It will soon be n much
better one, we have begun the publication
of Till: SU.MI'f l:l AilNhU as a business
proposition. The paper will cover the
local held, giving especial prominence to
mining news and Information pertaining
to realty, huildiiiK and Improvements gen
erally; will do all in its power to adver
tise to the world the marvelously rich re
sources of this section of country, conlin
I MC itself always to facts. We here make
no untidy promises, nor weary the reader
with a verbose exposition of our content'
plated policy, preferlug that each issue
of Till: MlNhU shall speak for itself.
C. II. MAHSH,
.1. W. CONNIH.I.A.
Ol'COUHSli Sumpter will organize a
separate and distinct mining district, one
tli.it will soon be famous as the greatest
C.old producer on the continent.
SUMI'TliH has a doen saloons, one
ihtirch edilice and no resident pastor.
There is almost as rich and virgin a field
here for the labors of those who seek to
lay up treasures in heaven, as for those
who are hustling to accumulate this
TllOSI: Spokane rustlers who developed
the Hrillsh Columbia mines, who are mis
performing the same service lor the reser
vation prospects in the vicinity of Repub
lic, Wash., are turning their attention
Siiinpterward, and dining recent weeks
have become grntifyinglyutimeruusuit the
streets of tills camp and in the mountains
ol this district. I hey are promoters who
promote and should therefore be cordially
rilliKU are nlw.iv inanv annoyances
and unlooked tor dilliculties encounteied
in getting out the lirst issue of a p.iper.
I HliMlNhU has been "upagahist every
one on the list, and added others. No
apology will, therelote, be nude for any
specllied defects In this number. The man
agement desires to state, however, that it
Is the intention to use hall-tone cuts ex
tensively, Illustrating local scenes of inter
est, and regrets that in this It has been dis
appointed lor the present.
ONLY one complaint regarding tlia
Similiter mining district emanates from
promoters and speculators who visit this I
section; which Is Hint owners of properties
are reluctant to sell. Having accepted as
an axiom of the business the hackneyed
phrase that "all mines were made to sell," '
they arc disappointed and sometimes In
dignant when an owner refuses to put any
nrlce on his mine, or even prospect. This
Is undoubtedly tough on Hie speculator, I
but speaks volumes favorable to the dis
UNTOKTUNATIil.Y a feeling of un
friendliness has arisen between Sumpter
and Haker City nothing very serious as
dominated the surrounding business and
Industrial world, while only during recent
months lias Sumpter come into her own,
claimed the inheritance bequeathed her by
nature, Hie fruits of a valuable strategic
position to command the rich commerce of
Hie adjacent golden-ribbed (Hue Moun
tains. We nil know that It is human na
ture for an older individual to resent
Hie pretentions of a younger rival, how
ever well-founded they may be, and this
is equally true of communities, merely an
aggregation of Individuals, controlled by
the ordinary motives influencing human
nature hi general. Maker City has mani
fested this resentment towards Sumpter's
ambitions by studiedly Ignoring this town
andcalmlyclalmlug everything hi sight for
its own. This irritates the ambitious
young rival. Though this course may be
natural, it is unquestionably poor business
The Haker City Republican defends
this course and that town's title to all the
mines in Eastern Oregon by Hie more or
less dogmatic assertion that Haker Is the
banking and commercial center of Hie dis
trict, but Is not shrewd enough to Hius dis
miss the subject with a metaphorical lofty
wave of the hand. It unwisely attempts
to establish this title to all the surround
ing earth by citing precedents, mentioning
Denver, Helena, and Spokane. Denver
' did not secure and hold l.eadvllle's trade
I and goodwjll by persistently claiming the
, Little Pittsburg to be in the "Denver dis
trict," Helena never advertised to the
world that Hie Anaconda was a Helena
property. Spokane frankly acknowl
edges that Hie l.e Hoi Is iuHritlsh Colum
I bin, nnd that there Is a town there or
thereabouts called Hossland. Yet Haker
papers, people and pamphlets stubbornly
refuse to accord to Sumpter a public official
acknowledgment of its existence, and that
the Red l-'oy, thetjolconda and a score of
other mines are here in operation, and that
the employes thereof are spending their
wages In this camp.
The eyes of Hie mining world are
focussed 011 Sumpter, and it can not he
ignored to anv sine purpose, linker
City must necessarily be benefitted by this
fact, nnd the sooner Its citizens and busi
ness men recoguie it as a fact and act
accordlnglv, the greater and richer will be
Hie benelitsreiped by them.
ARE HUNGRY FOR MINES.
Euttm CipiUlUts Subscribe $5,000,000 for
Wl r n Investments.
yet, but still the sparks of animosity are
sufficiently alive to be tanned Into a fierce
llame of passion, unless they are smoth
ered without delay. It Is the desire of
THE MINER to assist in this smothering
process. No man of common sense can
fall to see that Incajculable benefits will
accrue to both towns If they work togeth
er harmoniously, and that much Injury
will be done to both If they waste their
enemies in seeking to detract from each
other's Importance, either real or fancied.
Haker City Is an old town, has for years
Col. (ieorge W. I:. Dorsey, who re
turned a day or two since to Salt Lake
trom an extended ea'.ern trip, brings the
tidings that a number of New England
bankers and capitalists, principally of
Maine and Vermont, have organized under
the laws of the state of Maine what Is to
be known as the New England Explora
tion company, with a capital of f 5,000,-
000, for the purpose of investing in mines,
mining stock and developed prospects in
the districts to the west.
Colonel Dorsey met some of the mov
ing spirits hi the enterprise, and a more
enthusiastic set of men, he says, he never
saw hi his life. The capital stock was all
subscribed in 110 time; In fact there was not
enough to go around, and the men mak
ing up the company are the shrewdest
and wealthiest people of the states named.
Learning that Colonel Dorsey was
from Utah, they besieged him with all
sortsof inquiries and asked his advice and
opinion 011 many subjects connected with
their scheme, and before he left he had
their assurance that they would have rep
resentatives out here in a very short time.
It is the purpose of the compay, Mr. Dor
sey says, to establish agencies or branch
offices at different points throughout the
mining regions, and get action on their
money just as soon as possible. The
1 5,000,000 for which the company is capi
talized does not begin to represent the
amount of money the people will invest if
the opportunities present themselves.
Sumpter Lumber Co.
' Is fully equipped to supply the largest
cash boom that can be inaugurated.
All we ask is the money and we will
In the Building Line...
That this wide world can furnish. We
have facilities for getting material to
enclose the whole town under one
roof four stories high should it be re
quired. J. E3. Stoddard,
SUMPTER, OREGON. IsA&n&s&r.
.... Goes' Artistic Lithographed ....
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J ALL STYLES OF CORPORATION SEALS
TECHNICALLY CORRECT MINING BLANKS
For Sale By
The Sumpter Miner
At Spokane and Portland Prices, With Express
Harloy G. Wood.
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FINE .BILLIARD AND POOL TABLES.
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old whiskey as good as elixir of life. All whiskies out of
bond and guaranteed to be the genuine article.
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COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS AND MINERS.